Helllllooo readers, who’s ready for a new year new me bullshit post?
Nah me neither thanks. I’m sorry I can’t cope with New Year, I’ve set so many goals over the past 15 or so years and if I had kept any of them I would be a size 8, would have started running (more than once in a rainbow coloured moon – ie never) and I would be working for my dream company in my dream job. But nada. I’m a size 11, non running female who is still making her way through the world of marketing. Not that I’m complaining.
The thing is I tend to be much better at keeping blog goals – last year’s were to write more and to write better. That was it, and it’s kind of worked. I have a schedule that I keep to that makes me write more and I for one think my writing has improved at least a little. Yes I still make spelling/grammatical errors but less so, I think. I’ve therefore decided to create a few blogging goals which I can hopefully keep over 2016 and maybe even set some more next year. We shall see.
Contribute more to the blogosphere
This may come as an odd one but the reason I have fallen so much more in love with blogging this year has been the conversation and although I try to read/comment/connect/tweet I go through lots of phases of not making enough time to contribute more and create a conversation. This year I want to rectify that.
Keep my email inbox at least a little tidier
One of my plans for 2015 was not to shut my review requests inbox or have a blogging break. Although I think blogging breaks are brilliant for me I know I just wouldn’t start again and would just leave it and leave it until I had a mountain of books to review. I did shut my email inbox though which was aggravating but needed. I hope to keep more on top this year.
Give authors deadline for book reviews (requested)
This one links to the second one, but I would love to be able to give authors an ETA for the book reviews I put together. Although I’ve worked on this a little this year I think updating my diary more regularly and keeping up to date with all my reviews is a big step for this year.
Take more of my own photographs for both review requests and bookish posts
I used to take a lot of photographs for my blog and then my camera got broken by some family member or another. I’ve meant to get a new one but rent/clothes/life bits, have just been getting in the way but I hope to take my own photographs soon.
This is a reaaaaaaaaaaaaaaal maybe at the moment, but I no longer really like the logo of my little book blog. I adored it when I had it created a year or so ago it just feels a little clumpy and I think although the theme works better it’s not perfect. I’m using instagram more and more and I’d like to potentially include more of that? We shall see.
As always I want to keep blogging as much as possible. Taking on a full-time job has meant I have to be a hell of a lot more organised and sometimes say no to plans in order to have ‘content days’ but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Six resolutions (well five and a promise to continue!) Do you make New Year’s resolution lists? Let me know in the comments or tweet me @littlebookblog1.
17 thoughts on “2k16 blogging resolutions for My Little Book Blog”
You will continue to be amazing in 2016
Oh thank you 😻
You’re welcome 😘😍
All the best! And, a very happy new year…:)
thank you! and happy new year to you too! Hope it’s full of lots of happiness 😀
Those are all great resolutions! And I just realised that I didn’t follow you on Twitter yet and remedied that mistake 🙂
Glad you like the resolutions! And yay for the twitter following – didn’t realise I didn’t follow you there either so I have too 😀 hope you’re having a wonderful NY so far! xx
Happy New Year to you, love ❤ I'm sure you'll be able to complete these, and yES I need to keep my inbox tidier as well. Huzzah, we'll try to get better at photography together. I love all your resolutions, and good luck :))
Happy new year to you too! Sorry for taking ages to reply just getting back into the blogging rhythm again! 😀 Hope you’re having a wonderful new year so far and yes! We will achieve these blogging resolutions together!! *huzaarh*
I look forward to reading more from you this coming year.
Thank you!! and too you too! Hope you have a wonderful and bright 2016!!
I think they’re all very sensible goals. The main thing is that you definitely “write better,” not that you were ever bad, but your writing has great energy that is fun to read.
Oh this is such a lovely comment!! I feel like my writing really has come on this year so it’s lovely to hear that someone agrees! 😀 thank you for commenting and making my day!
I love your honest and achievable goals! Can you recommend a new book to read? In such a rut with reading atm! x
So glad you liked the goals I’ve really tried to keep them easy and natural if that makes sens – just want to become a better blogger 😀
What kind of genre? My go-to reading slump book is The Chocolate Run by Dorothy Koomson which is a romance. Otherwise if you haven’t read it The Girl on the Train is an excellent excellent read 😀 xxxx
Those totally make sense as goals 🙂 I love, Girl On The Train. So excited for the film! Will download The Chocolate Run onto my kindle 🙂 xx
Looking forward to reading more of your posts this year!